10 Most Effective Natural Antibiotics and How to Use Them

9. Neem Neem has been used by Indians for a number of years because of its benefits. It boasts the immune system, makes the liver to… Simi - November 25, 2017

9. Neem

Neem has been used by Indians for a number of years because of its benefits. It boasts the immune system, makes the liver to function effectively, detoxifies the blood, promotes effective circulation of blood and improves the digestive system. It is used to treat various infections including being used as antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal and spermicidal where it’s used as a birth control.

The tree of neem is used for making natural medicines. Almost all the parts of the tree have a medicinal use. For instance, the leaves are used to treat various ailments including leprosy, eye infections, stomach upset, ulcers and diabetes. The bark is used for malaria treatment, skin diseases, stomach and intestinal ulcers. The flower is used to treat intestinal worms and the fruit for treatment of urinary tract infections.

It’s also known as a treatment for malaria and diabetes. Today, it is recognized because of its antiseptic properties. It’s proved that it helps in skin infections, septic sores, and infected burns. The leaves are also used to treat boils, ulcers, and eczema. The oil is used for treating skin infections such as scrofula and indolent ulcers. As an antibacterial, it is known to suppress various bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus which is the major cause of food poisoning and salmonella typhosa which causes typhoid.

Furthermore, it is suitable for use to prevent the oral infections that are associated with cavities, gingivitis and other gum diseases. This is due to the fact that it has very strong antibacterial proprieties. There are many neem products that are targeted to those who want to use it. For skin infections, you can use cosmetics and skin care products that have neem to prevent skin infections. You can also take neem tablets to assist removing toxins in the body and other parasites. However, you need to consult your doctor before using the tablets.

10. Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruits have many benefits including weight loss, cellulite reduction and boasts the immune system. Many people usually throw away the grapefruit seeds but these seeds have additional benefits to the body. The seed has a compound, polyphenols called limonoids and naringenin that help to fight infections.

The grapefruit seed extract has an incredible set of other benefits such as being antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal. It is also used as a treatment for candidiasis, earaches, throat infections and diarrhea. Grapefruit seed extract fights against fungal infection such as candida and histoplasmosis. It also works as an antibiotic and helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It relieves athlete’s foot and nail fungus and treats digestive infections caused by eczema.

The seed extract can be made by mixing grapefruit seeds and pulp into a highly acidic liquid. During the addition processing, the mixture changes to yellow, thick liquid that has a bitter taste. You can add vegetable glycerin to reduce the bitterness and acidity. If this process looks complicated, you can eat the whole grape by taking in the seeds, pulp, and white membranes. The fresh grapefruit juice, seeds, and membranes contain better benefits.

For those with the skin infections, add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to 1 tablespoon of water. Apply this to the affected area. There is no need to rinse it. The extract can also be used as a skin cleanser and acne treatment by pouring 2 to 3 drops of the extract in your hands. Massage your moistened face with it and then rinse it off. When taking it internally, mix 10 to 15 drops of the extract in 1/2 glass of water and drink the mixture for 2 to 3 times a day.